26th meridian east

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26th meridian east

The meridian 26° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 26th meridian east forms a great circle with the 154th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 26th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 26°0′E / 90.000°N 26.000°E / 90.000; 26.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°10′N 26°0′E / 80.167°N 26.000°E / 80.167; 26.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard
79°40′N 26°0′E / 79.667°N 26.000°E / 79.667; 26.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
71°8′N 26°0′E / 71.133°N 26.000°E / 71.133; 26.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Magerøya
70°58′N 26°0′E / 70.967°N 26.000°E / 70.967; 26.000 (Porsangerfjorden) Porsangerfjorden
70°39′N 26°0′E / 70.650°N 26.000°E / 70.650; 26.000 (Norway)  Norway
69°43′N 26°0′E / 69.717°N 26.000°E / 69.717; 26.000 (Finland)  Finland
60°16′N 26°0′E / 60.267°N 26.000°E / 60.267; 26.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
59°37′N 26°0′E / 59.617°N 26.000°E / 59.617; 26.000 (Estonia)  Estonia
57°52′N 26°0′E / 57.867°N 26.000°E / 57.867; 26.000 (Latvia)  Latvia
55°58′N 26°0′E / 55.967°N 26.000°E / 55.967; 26.000 (Lithuania)  Lithuania
54°57′N 26°0′E / 54.950°N 26.000°E / 54.950; 26.000 (Belarus)  Belarus
51°56′N 26°0′E / 51.933°N 26.000°E / 51.933; 26.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
47°58′N 26°0′E / 47.967°N 26.000°E / 47.967; 26.000 (Romania)  Romania Passing just west of Bucharest
43°53′N 26°0′E / 43.883°N 26.000°E / 43.883; 26.000 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
41°20′N 26°0′E / 41.333°N 26.000°E / 41.333; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece
40°49′N 26°0′E / 40.817°N 26.000°E / 40.817; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
40°9′N 26°0′E / 40.150°N 26.000°E / 40.150; 26.000 (Turkey)  Turkey Island of Imbros
40°8′N 26°0′E / 40.133°N 26.000°E / 40.133; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
39°51′N 26°0′E / 39.850°N 26.000°E / 39.850; 26.000 (Turkey)  Turkey Island of Bozcaada
39°49′N 26°0′E / 39.817°N 26.000°E / 39.817; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
39°17′N 26°0′E / 39.283°N 26.000°E / 39.283; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Lesbos
39°7′N 26°0′E / 39.117°N 26.000°E / 39.117; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
38°36′N 26°0′E / 38.600°N 26.000°E / 38.600; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Chios
38°10′N 26°0′E / 38.167°N 26.000°E / 38.167; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
37°34′N 26°0′E / 37.567°N 26.000°E / 37.567; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Icaria
37°31′N 26°0′E / 37.517°N 26.000°E / 37.517; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
36°56′N 26°0′E / 36.933°N 26.000°E / 36.933; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Amorgos
36°53′N 26°0′E / 36.883°N 26.000°E / 36.883; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
35°12′N 26°0′E / 35.200°N 26.000°E / 35.200; 26.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Crete
35°1′N 26°0′E / 35.017°N 26.000°E / 35.017; 26.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
31°36′N 26°0′E / 31.600°N 26.000°E / 31.600; 26.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
22°0′N 26°0′E / 22.000°N 26.000°E / 22.000; 26.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
10°9′N 26°0′E / 10.150°N 26.000°E / 10.150; 26.000 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
7°0′N 26°0′E / 7.000°N 26.000°E / 7.000; 26.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
5°14′N 26°0′E / 5.233°N 26.000°E / 5.233; 26.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
11°56′S 26°0′E / 11.933°S 26.000°E / -11.933; 26.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
17°59′S 26°0′E / 17.983°S 26.000°E / -17.983; 26.000 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
19°9′S 26°0′E / 19.150°S 26.000°E / -19.150; 26.000 (Botswana)  Botswana Passing just east of Gaborone
24°43′S 26°0′E / 24.717°S 26.000°E / -24.717; 26.000 (South Africa)  South Africa North West
Free State
Eastern Cape
33°43′S 26°0′E / 33.717°S 26.000°E / -33.717; 26.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 26°0′E / 60.000°S 26.000°E / -60.000; 26.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°9′S 26°0′E / 70.150°S 26.000°E / -70.150; 26.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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